Published On: Mon, Mar 5th, 2018

Top 10 Highest Paid Korean Actresses 2018

Koreans are not behind in the race of producing top dramas, even though had earned incredible popularity all around the world. Not just some Koreans, even so many people love to watch these dramas after discovering dubbed episodes.

Now a point raises that what reasons are behind the fame of Korean dramas, answer is that there are one of the most beautiful actresses in these dramas who not only perform well either have dazzling looks. Where they have collected uncounted fans, they all remain in searches to know what these glamorous ladies are carrying out regularly as well as how much they earn.

However, South Korea launched broadcasting of television series in the 1960s and since then, has been earning incredible premium drama series with beautiful female faces. When any actor got huge fame then requires huge amount against his/her performances.

To let you know, how much these Korean actresses earn by becoming part of the entertainment world, designed a list of highest-paid Korean actresses. Although with the help of these glamorous beauties, Korean industry has been growing quickly not only in homeland even all around the world. We also have reviewed that so many have no issue with Korean language they just want to see the dramas with existence of the Korean stunning girls, though multiple language subtitles are enough.

Whether there are a number of Korean actresses are working night and day to be popular but only some had top rankings with the help of extra skills and stunning looks. These actresses just work in homeland industry but people all around the world pay attention; hence those are listed in this list, mint not just high amounts against their work even bagged uncounted fan following from every corner of the globe.

The Korean Highest Paid actresses contains high-end demand and extra-skills not anymore while Jun Ji-hyun comes on top rank with $83,900, and Lee Young Ae with $83,500 for each episode on second place in this list.

So Here is the List Top 10 Highest Paid Korean Actress In 2018

10.Park Shin Hye: ($16,700 – Each Episode)

Park Shin-hye is not only actress either singer in the Korean, though achieved incredible fame by appearing in melodramas Stairway to Heaven (2003) and Tree of Heaven (2006). She was born on February 18, 1990, and comes among the one of the most brilliant Korean actress of our generation. Shin-hye takes $16,700 for each episode. She had to carry out uncounted efforts to build her strong recognition as highest paid Korean actress. Nonetheless, Shin Hye earned more popularity for her performances in television dramas such as You’re Beautiful (2009), The Heirs (2013), Pinocchio (2014–2015) and Doctors (2016)


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9.Park Bo Young: ($25,000 – Each Episode)

Park Bo-young remained successful to get more fame with appearances in the hit movies Scandal Makers (2008) and A Werewolf Boy (2012), and on small screens series Oh My Ghost (2015) and Strong Girl Bong-soon (2017). Bo-young born on February 12, 1990, though before Choi Ji Woo, remained the highest paid television actress. She started her acting career in the 2006 playing role in high school television series Secret Campus opposite fellow newcomer Lee Min-ho. Their couple as well performances were highly acclaimed that time, hence signed for the historical epic The King and I and Peabody Award-winning teen drama Jungle Fish with Kim Soo-hyun.


8.Shin Min Ah: ($25,000- Each Episode)

Shin Min-a is one of the stunning Korean actresses who became more popular after becoming part of a number of television dramas like A Love to Kill (2005), My Girlfriend Is a Nine-Tailed Fox (2010), Arang and the Magistrate (2012), Oh My Venus (2015), and Tomorrow With You (2017). She began her career as model and signed first time for teen magazine KiKi in 1998. Since then, she comes out one of the most in-demand and highest paid commercial endorsers in motherland. The actress gain hug popularity after playing role in multi-episode Summer Days opposite Hyun Bin and Ryoo Seung-bum in the 2008.


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7.Gong Hyo Jin: ($33,400 – Each Episode)

She is also among those female stars that started showbiz career with modeling as spotted in a number of advertisements as the “Happy to Death” commercial for telecom 700-5425. After some months experience of modeling, began her acting career playing role in Memento Mori. She then signed for horror film based on teenage femme sexuality that directed by Kim Tae-yong and Min Kyu-dong, made her strong recognition. He was born in Sinwol-dong, Gangseo District, Seoul, South Korea, in 1980. She moved Australia with her mother and younger brother at junior school days.


6.Kim Tae Hee: ( $33,400 – Each Episode)

Kim Tae Hee is no doubt one of South Korea’s most beautiful women was born on 29 March 1980, is so popular South Korean actress. She attained success in her career with playing roles in Korean dramas like Stairway to Heaven (2003), Love Story in Harvard (2004), Iris (2009), My Princess (2011), and Yong-pal (2015). She is a daughter of founder and chairman of Hankook Union Transportation Company, hence came out by working in various charities related projects to help out underserved youths and families with bad circumstances in the Ulsan area.


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5.Song Hye Kyo: ($41,800 – Each Episode)

Song Hye Kyo is listed among Forbes magazine’s Korea Power Celebrity list on 7th rank in 2017, while earn huge success of Song’s television dramas internationally created her as a top Hallyu star. She became most-wanted star playing some leading performances Autumn in My Heart (2000), All In (2003), Full House (2004), That Winter, the Wind Blows (2013) and Descendants of the Sun (2016).  Later on, signed for big screen projects as Hwang Jin Yi (2007), The Grandmaster (2013), My Brilliant Life (2014) and The Queens (2015).


4.Choi Ji Woo: ($41,800 – Each Episode)

Choi Mi-hyang was born on 11 June, 1975, attained impressive attention of showbiz producers by winning a talent audition organized by MBC in 1994, hence here starts her acting journey. She then emerged in first small screen drama series War and Love in 1995 and built her stage name Choi Ji-woo. She is better known for her acts in the television melodramas Beautiful Days (2001), Winter Sonata (2002), Stairway to Heaven (2003), The Suspicious Housekeeper (2013), Temptation (2014), romantic comedy series Twenty Again (2015) and Woman with a Suitcase (2016).


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3.Ha Ji Won: ($42,000 – Each Episode)

Ha Ji Won is one of the most critically acclaimed actresses from South Korea, while became so popular playing in several television series and films as historical dramas Damo (2003), Hwang Jini (2006), Empress Ki (2013), as well as the melodrama Something Happened in Bali (2004), the romantic comedy series Secret Garden (2010) and the medical romantic series Hospital Ship (2017). She have shown her best skills playing prominent characters in a range of genres such as action, comedy, horror, drama, and sports.


2.Lee Young Ae: ($83,500 – Each Episode)

Lee Young-ae turned out to be one of the most-liked actresses in homeland as well all around the world by playing some best role in the Korean historical drama Dae Jang Geum (2003) and crime thriller film Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005). She was born on 31 January, 1971, while made her showbiz debut in 1991 with modeling and then appeared in a number of television commercials. Young-ae attained first small screen project in the 1993 drama How’s Your Husband?, and bagged Best New Actress at the SBS Drama Awards.


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1.Jun Ji-hyun ($83,900 – Each Episode)

Jun Ji-hyun secures her top rank among highest paid Korean actress with her $83,900 for each episode, though  earned huge fame playing roles in a number of small screen projects as The Girl in the romantic comedy My Sassy Girl (2001), even she is considered one of the highest-grossing Korean comedies of all time. She was born on 30 October 1981), and also known by her stage identity Gianna Jun. After atatining huge from small screens, signed for first big screen project as Il Mare (2000) that made her way clear to success and then she was seen in other movies as Windstruck (2004), The Thieves (2012), The Berlin File (2013) and Assassination (2015).


Top 10 Highest Paid Korean Actresses 2018
Rank Highest Paid Korean Actresses Each Episode
1 Jun Ji-hyun $83.900
2 Lee Young Ae $83.500
3 Ha Ji Won $42.000
4 Choi Ji Woo $41.800
5 Song Hye Kyo $41.800
6 Kim Tae Hee $33.400
7 Gong Hyo Jin $33.400
8 Shin Min Ah $25.000
9 Park Bo Young $25.000
10 Park Shin Hye $16.700

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